In line with the vision of Prime Minister of Pakistan for promoting Taxation system in the country and under the guidance of Chairman FBR, a special signing ceremony of Letter of Understanding (LoU) between Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) and Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) was held on Wednesday in Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training. The Ceremony was observed by Federal Minister for Federal Education & Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood, Parliamentary Secretary for Ministry of Federal Education & Professional Training Wajija Akram Khan, Chairman FBR/Secretary Revenue Division Muhammad Javed Ghani, Federal Secretary for Federal Education & Professional Training Farah Hamid Khan, Member FATE of FBR Bakhtiar Muhammad and Additional Secretary Ministry of Federal Education & Professional Training Mohyuddin Ahmed Wani. The Letter of Understanding was signed by Director General Federal Directorate of Education, Zia Batool and Chief FATE of FBR Aisha Farooq.
LoU is aimed to promote tax culture & tax awareness in all educational institutions of Federal Directorate of Education. It shall serve to foster positive taxation culture and awareness among students and teachers through different sets of activities, skills and experiential learning for making them responsible citizens. The training sessions will inculcate among the students about the significance of paying taxes and how to indicate tax evasion. Federal Board of Revenue will educate and train two hundred twenty thousand students & seven thousands & five hundred teachers through taxation syllabus, training sessions and seminars. This LoU will be applicable for three years.
Federal Minister for Federal Education & Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood applauded the initiative and hoped that FBR would also collaborate with the provinces to follow this practice. While speaking on the occasion, Chairman FBR Muhammad Javed Ghani stated that FBR has decided to launch countrywide awareness sessions through seminars and training sessions to promote tax culture. He urged that these efforts will certainly help to increase the number of taxpayers and revenue for the country.